What Are Different Ways I Can Wear My Hair With Bangs?

Lea Michelle's side swept fringe stuns with a tousled up-do.

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Adding a fringe to your look frames, reshapes and redefines your face and your features. The right fringe can highlight beautiful eyes, a strong bone structure and lush lips. Having the fringe is only the first chapter in the style story. It is also key to know what styles you can wear with your specific fringe. No matter what your fringe, you can wear different styles to complement your fringe and your face.

Blunt

With a blunt bang, you can create a very chic fashion-forward look. Blunt bangs are cut straight across your face and often cover or brush the eyebrows, depending on the length of your forehead. This style is super stylish and has been seen on the likes of Daisy Lowe and even Tyra Banks. This style can be smoothed into a high ponytail for a young edgy look or let down and straightened for a more glamorous look. Even braiding your hair into a funky plait or French braid will work well with this blunt bang to create a more casual style.

Sweeping

With sweeping bangs, you achieve a more relaxed and pretty look that works for those more interested in relaxed bangs. A sweeping bang will brush one eye slightly and have a far side part. This look works well for an alluring pixie crop and compliments voluminous layered hair brilliantly. This stye of bang works very well with a bohemian look. Wear it with defined layers, waves and curls.

Wispy

A wispy bang like a sweeping one is more relaxed and low maintenance than the fashion-forward blunt straight bang. A wispy bang has been spotted on Sienna Miller, who is known for her laid back locks and natural hair styles. The wispy bangs create a cool laid back style, perfect for a beach babe or rock chick look. Wearing your hair up in a high top knot is perfect for this style fringe. Plaiting a ponytail also works very well. You could even try cornrowing this bang to really create a hippy-chic style.

Big and Long

A big and long bang can add a surprising amount of sass and appeal to your hair and also frame your face nicely. Big, long bangs cover the entire forehead, have a deep bend and reach the eyebrows and sometimes the top of the eyes. This style is purposely mysterious and gives you a "come hither" glance. This low bang works well with tousled hair or up-dos that have loose hanging tresses. Team with some rich red lipstick to really finish of a vamp look.

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